2016 commemorates the tenth anniversary of Acura‘s existence in China, however regardless of its connection to the country, the brand name has actually never actually built a vehicle there. At the 2016 Beijing Car Show, that all changed.
The luxury car maker debuted the brand new CDX SUV at the show, one that the maker hopes will take a brand-new market in China and increase its worldwide presence in general. Based upon the exact same platform that underpins the Honda HR-V, the CDX is significantly larger than its more economical cousin, determining in at 176.9 inches long, 72.4 inches wide, and 62.9 inches tall. For reference, that’s just a bit of inches smaller than the CR-V all around.
“In this milestone year, we will take brand-new obstacles for the Acura brand name and products consisting of the start of regional production in China,” stated Takahiro Hachigo, president of the Honda Motor. “With the ‘Acura Accuracy Concept’ at the core representing the future instructions of Acura design, we will develop the Acura brand and speed up the localization of Acura business so that we can continue providing items that surpass the expectations of our customers.”
Functioning the CDX is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that creates approximately 182 horse power and 177 pound-feet of torque. That power is moved to either the front or all 4 wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, resulting in exactly what Acura calls “a powerful driving experience”.
Desining-wise, the CDX is heavily motivated by the striking Acura Precision Concept, right to the huge front grille and huge Acura symbol.
The CDX goes on sale in China this July, with prices ranging from 250,000 to 300,000 yuan ($38,000– $46,000). A version for the United States is reported also, however no official word on that yet.